The two stars chatted about country music on the latest episode of 'Shine On with Reese.'
Reese Witherspoon is highlighting some of entertainment's most prominent female trailblazers with her new series Shine On with Reese on DIRECTV, and the next episode will feature boundary-pushing country singer Kacey Musgraves. But amid chatting about Kacey's career and her latest album Golden Hour, Reese couldn't help admitting that she once had dreams to sing too.
"When I was little I wanted to be a country music singer," Witherspoon shares with a laugh. "I wanted to be Dolly [Parton]. I would go to acting class and singing lessons and I worked so hard at it and then one time I was 13 years old and I went to this acting/singing camp. I got up and I started singing something and they were like 'Your singing is awful. Go straight to the monologue.' I always won the monologue competition and always lose the singing competition."
Kacey and Reese spent the day driving around Nashville for Episode 8 of the actress' new female-driven series, which premiered on July 17 on DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and U-Verse (made possible by AT&T and Witherspoon's media company Hello Sunshine). Musgraves' episode will be available on Aug. 21, but Billboard has a sneak peek of the girl talk she shared with Witherspoon during their day together.